It indeed gives me a great pleasure to send this message to the China-Sri Lanka joint Center for Education and Research (CSL-CER) which was established with the aim of promoting science education and research in Sri Lanka. I am happy to note that the CSL-CER would be an important platform to students who are willing to continue their education and academics who wish to expand their research boundaries that would benefit equally. I would like to thank South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for their corporation extended.
It is a very good opportunity for our academic staff and researchers to expand their research boundaries. Research, or the incessant search for new knowledge, is an integral part not only of any university worthy of its name, but also of all human enterprise. I wish to see that the CSL-CER be an incentive to our researchers for future endeavors in their research areas of interest and expertise.